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Tuesday 28 April 2015 1:36 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

Allan Greene believes that a club like Maidenhead RFC should 'never, ever' finish a season fourth from bottom in the table and he wants to remain as head coach to turn the situation around.

Maids completed a frustrating campaign with a narrow 18-16 defeat at home to Newbury Blues on Saturday which left them with 17 defeats from 26 matches in


17:24 Thu 23 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Allan Greene believes that a club like Maidenhead RFC should 'never, ever' finish a season fourth from bottom in the table and he wants to remain as head coach to turn the situation around. Maids
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16:30 Thu 16 Apr 2015
reading fc Cup fever hits SportsTALK this week as Dan and Graeme look ahead to Reading's FA Cup semi final against Arsenal at the weekend. The team talk about Reading's chances, and share the assessment that the
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12:40 Thu 09 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC face a tough challenge at home to Witney on Saturday. The visitors are unbeaten in 11 matches. Head coach Allan Greene was disappointed with defeat to Leighton Buzzard and will be hoping for
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10:00 Fri 17 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Maidenhead's defence and kicking game were the key to their unexpected 15-7 success over Witney at Braywick on Saturday. Head coach Allan Greene said that Maids have proved that they are a good side at
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09:00 Fri 10 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Allan Greene has claimed his position at the Braywick Road club has been under threat since the turn of the year. Maidenhead's head coach has overseen a terrible run of form since Christmas and the
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19:30 Thu 02 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Maidenhead's inability to make their tackles in the second half at Leighton Buzzard was at the heart of their demoralising 44-3 defeat on Saturday. Explaining why the side failed to recapture some of the form
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14:20 Sat 21 Feb 2015
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v Gloucester on Sunday, March 1 at
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10:00 Sun 08 Mar 2015
London Irish London Irish RFC have teamed up with the Maidenhead Advertiser to offer two lucky readers the chance to win FIVE tickets each to the London Irish St Patrick's Party match versus Newcastle Falcons on Saturday,
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12:00 Wed 18 Mar 2015
Steve Clarke Reading's historic run to the FA Cup semi-finals forms the focus of this week's SportsTALK as we look back at Monday's 3-0 win over Bradford City. Graeme and Dan cast their eye over the game
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16:09 Sun 26 Apr 2015
Phoenix RFC u8s with their medals and trophies from a successful season. It has been a memorable season for all-conquering Phoenix RFC u8s. The team remained unbeaten throughout the entire season, winning an impressive six trophies in total which is a remarkable achievement for a community rugby
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

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Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com